After an entire season of key players missing time due to injury, D.C. United is finally getting close to full health. Three players who have been sidelined, Chris Pontius, Markus Halsti, and Bill Hamid, all seem to be making the trip to Montreal with the team for tomorrow's game against the Impact. We had already heard about Bill Hamid from Steve Goff, but a fan's selfie at the airport let us know that Pontius and Halsti were traveling too.
Hanging with DC United pic.twitter.com/AwH9jlrs7C— melanie hopwood (@runningcorgipup) August 7, 2015
I don't expect either of Halsti or Pontius to start tomorrow; outside of the possibility of Hamid, expect the same starting lineup that won 6-4 against Real Salt Lake. However, bringing in Chris Pontius after 75 minutes for Chris Rolfe is going to be much more potent that bringing on Conor Doyle. And if United need to lock down the center of the field at the end of the match, Halsti can help lock that down. Once Michael Farfan comes back too, this team will have depth that rivals any team around the league.
Given this news, what do you want to see Ben Olsen do on Saturday?